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Raffles Town Club Redeveloping into homes after lease expires in 2026

Raffles Town Club site to be redeveloped into homes after lease expires in Oct 2026: SLA, URA

The Raffles Town Club site is scheduled for redevelopment into homes after its lease expires on October 17, 2026, according to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The club, currently situated near Stevens MRT station, will need to vacate its premises to make way for future residential development. This decision aligns […]

Holland Drive GLS Source URA

Government Land Sales (GLS) Sites in Holland Drive and Upper Bukit Timah on Reserve List for 2H 2023

Two GLS sites, namely Holland Drive and De Souza Avenue in Upper Bukit Timah, have been included in the reserve list for the second half of 2023. Despite this, analysts express doubt about immediate developer interest. These reserve-list sites, which need an application before tender, may not see bids until developers specify an acceptable minimum […]

Bukit Timah Fire Station. Photo: SLA

Contractor Huationg Global Places Highest Bid of $98,000 per Month for Former Bukit Timah Fire Station

The public tender for the conserved Bukit Timah Fire Station (BTFS) at 260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, conducted by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), closed on Oct 18 with nine bids. The highest bid came from local construction company Huationg Global, which submitted $98,000 a month or $1.176 million in annual rent. The second-highest bid […]

Pearls Hill City Park, Credit: yongsengt on Instagram

More Homes Planned in Central Locations: Pearl’s Hill, Marina South, Bukit Timah’s Turf City, Mount Pleasant

In a significant move, public housing flats will be launched in the Pearl’s Hill area near Chinatown for the first time in 40 years. This initiative is part of the government’s broader plan to diversify housing types in central locations and breathe new life into the city center, creating vibrant mixed-use districts. The objective is […]

Pine Grove Parcel B GLS

Pine Grove Parcel B private housing site draws $692m bid

The tenders for three state-owned plots closed on Tuesday, with fewer developers submitting bids due to higher interest rates and increased economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Nevertheless, two private housing sites, specifically Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Pine Grove Parcel B, received top bids that exceeded market expectations. The Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Pine Grove Parcel […]

Nanyang Primary School Facade. Source: Tatler Asia

Understanding GEP and IP Programs in Singapore

GEP (Gifted Education Programme) The Gifted Education Programme, or GEP, is a specialized program designed to cater to the educational needs of intellectually gifted students in Singapore. Here’s what you need to know: Identification Process: Students eligible for the GEP are identified through a two-stage exercise in Primary 3. Those selected will receive an invitation […]

Nanyang Primary School Facade. Source: Tatler Asia

IP (Integrated Programme)

The Integrated Programme, or IP, offers an alternative educational path for students in Singapore. Here are the key points: Purpose: IP is a 6-year program introduced in 2004 that allows students to bypass the national O-level examinations and proceed directly to A-levels or other qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB). Curriculum: IP students undergo a […]

Future Keppel housing area. Source: HDB

Homes in more central areas, coastal protection among URA proposals for 2025 Draft Masterplan

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled several proposals for its upcoming 2025 Draft Masterplan, which will guide Singapore’s land use and development plans for the next 10 to 15 years. Among the key proposals are: Centralized Housing: Plans include the development of a diverse mix of public and private housing in more central locations, […]

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LTA Confers Contracts for Cross Island Line Phase 2 Interchange Stations

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has recently granted civil contracts for the design and construction of two crucial interchange stations as part of the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 2 initiative: King Albert Park and Clementi. The design and construction of King Albert Park station have been awarded to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore […]

Far East Flora

Far East Flora Blossoms with the Opening of a Stunning 11-Storey Floral Shopping Mall

Nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts have a new destination to explore with the grand opening of an 11-storey floral-themed shopping mall, courtesy of the renowned florist chain, Far East Flora. Nestled in Clementi, adjacent to the Singapore University of Social Sciences, the Far East Flora Centre offers a vast selection of over 1,000 types of […]